Daniel von Sturmer: Electric Light (facts/figures)
Electric Light (facts/figures): an exhibition of new works by MADA Senior Lecturer Daniel von Sturmer.
Looking at an empty space we see a frame, a boundary, a limit. The gallery walls, contours and surfaces, painted white to recede and disappear, are made a stage on which a series of traces are drawn. Light describes space, making the limit or extent of a space legible, distinct, apparent, ‘there’.
What are the facts? There are walls, a floor, a ceiling, and windows. The windows are windowed themselves: rectangles within rectangles. Painted white, the walls are marked, textured and contoured. There are features; mysterious, residual forms from prior purposes. Rendered white, they nonetheless are there. Factually present. Actualised in the past and preserved as historical record for the present/future. Here, now, you look around, at, through the space. You see things, perhaps for the first time. You see a space that is constructed: without and within.